Richard Haley Sr.

Richard Nelson

Haley Sr.


WILLIAMSTOWN Richard Nelson Haley Sr "Dad", "Grampa", 81, of 242 Cold Spring Road died Thursday January 17, 2013 at his home.

He was born in Williamstown on January 27, 1931 a son of the late George W. Haley and Mary May (Haydock) Haley. He attended schools in Williamstown. He was the owner and operator of the Haley Family Farm and assisted at the Yaden Farm in Williamstown. He was also employed at a young man at the 1896 House.

He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife Marjorie (Kemp) Haley whom he married October 17, 1960 in St. Patrick's Church; two daughters, Frances Pierce and her husband Steven of Pownal, Vt. and Sarah Tovani and her husband Wayne of North Adams; one son, Richard Nelson Haley Jr. and his wife Jodi of Williamstown; three grandchildren, Kiana Tovani, Spencer Haley and Richie Haley III; one brother, Robert E. Haley of Williamstown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers Marion Sweet, Helen Sweet, George Haley, James Haley and Charles Haley.

Funeral Services will take place Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Williamstown, Mass. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling Hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams, Mass. are Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial Donations are suggested for the St. Patrick Food Pantry or the Village Ambulance Service through the funeral home. To send a card,flowers,gifts or a message, please visit


This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Funeral Home

Flynn & Dagnoli (West Chapel) - North Adams
521 West Main St  North Adams, MA 01247

Published online on Jan. 18, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.